Why breastfeeding should be part of the birth plan
Your pregnancy is proceeding successfully, and it is time to prepare for the birth of the baby. You might want to make a birth plan. If you intend to breastfeed,…

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1 week: unconditioned reflexes
Physiology The first week of a baby’s life is rich in skin surprises. On 2-4 days after birth, physiological jaundice of newborns may appear. This is an increase in the…

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2 months: infancy
The sleep is still quite long, but the waking time is increased to 1-1.5 hours. It is important to learn to understand when a child is tired and at the…

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5 months: change the mode of the day

Many children by this age already show an active interest in food. This is a normal formation of nutritional interest, but it does not mean that it is time for the child to administer complementary foods. On the recommendation of WHO, the introduction of complementary foods for children who are both breast-feeding and artificial feeding is recommended from 6 months.

The baby can play for a long time, lying on his stomach. He goes through the toys that are in his reach, manipulates them. Many five-month-olds are already trying to get on all fours. They stretch their arms, pull up and bend their knees. Many people get up on all fours by the end of the month and swing back and forth. This is an excellent preparation for crawling.

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9 months: educational games

If the child still does not sit down on his own, then be sure to consult a doctor. The main thing is not to miss the neurological pathology, which often manifests itself only at the end of the first year of life. Many diseases that have formed in utero cannot be diagnosed immediately after birth.

According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), at 9 months, the child needs to eat food in pieces. If before you used a blender or prepared homogeneous mashed potatoes, then from 9 months it is worth giving up on them. Just boil the vegetables and knead them with a fork (so that the slices are safe). So the child will get used to the fact that food does not have a homogeneous structure. In addition, this is an important stage for the development of the maxillofacial apparatus in principle and the formation of the chewing process in particular. Do not delay with this. Continue reading

How body and soul change during pregnancy

From the first day of pregnancy, your body concentrates on new tasks: the first weeks and months are characterized by adaptation to a new situation and emotional duality. You are going through a time of restructuring of the body, when the whole system is tuned for maximum physical performance.

You look, as before, the tummy has not yet rounded and the rest of life goes on. The fact that your body is not in its usual state, you yourself will feel much more distinctly: your chest becomes much more sensitive and tense, you will become more tired, and in the morning everything will last twice as long. Your heart will beat faster, sometimes you will breathe more often, and your emotions will be diametrically opposite. Many women are not sure whether they are doing everything right and whether they are really ready for their new task. These thoughts are important for parents and are the first part of the initiation of communication. Continue reading

Breast milk production: how it works
Your body is able to produce breast milk in accordance with the needs of the baby at each stage of its development. Understanding how milk production “turns on”, what happens…

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How to use a breast pump
As with any new business, it may take you some time to get comfortable with the use of a breast pump. It is important to be patient and not to…

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Nipple care for nursing mothers
Breastfeeding is good for you and your baby, but it can be a real challenge for your nipples. Check out our tips and tricks to help reduce pain. Young mothers…

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Hands-Free Pumping Tips and Instructions
It doesn’t matter if you are decanting milk for a premature baby or in order to stimulate production, this process can be accelerated by double decantation. It allows you to…

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